Plans for Bellingham waterfront nearing approval

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - The Bellingham City Council and the Port of Bellingham Commission appear ready to approve plans that will shape the city's dormant industrial waterfront over the next decades.

The city council is considering the waterfront plans Monday. The port commission is taking up the matter Tuesday.

The Bellingham Herald reports ( http://is.gd/QzOcP6) the redevelopment plans affect 237 waterfront acres. They include the Port of Bellingham property formerly owned by Georgia-Pacific Corp.

The waterfront plans now before the city and port has roots in plans developed by a citizens panel that called for a variety of new waterfront land uses, including ample parks and public access, and new residences, offices and commercial buildings.

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Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com


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